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Weinstein, Matthew; Blades, David; Gleason, Shannon C. – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
Internationally, STEM has become a slogan for organizing new discourses and practices in science education. In the form of a three-act play, we argue that STEM as social engineering orients and organizes school science education curriculum development in directions of scientific innovation and engineering that reinforce and legitimize a neoliberal…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Discourse Analysis, Educational Practices
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Blades, David – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2015
This special issue of the "Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education" invokes questions intended to further the discourse of citizenship in science and mathematics education, such as, How do we define "citizen" and "democracy"? Is our call for student action hypocritical? Does positioning…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Democracy
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Blades, David – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2012
In her article, "The Scientification of Skin Whitening and the Entrepreneurial University- Linked Corporate Scientific Officer," published in this issue, Amina Mire (2012) deconstructs the tacit investments implicit in such discourses of beauty, in particular those linked to cosmetic products that purport to fight the "war on aging" through the…
Descriptors: Sciences, Science Education, Marketing, Scientists